Rugby League: transgender people can no longer play women’s matches

“Players who have transitioned from male to female (transgender) cannot participate in women’s international rugby matches,” the International Rugby League Federation IRL said in a statement on Tuesday.

Transgender people could not participate in women’s international rugby league matches until an improved “Full Inclusion Policy”, the International Rugby League (IRL), which governs international rugby league, announced on Tuesday. Until this policy is finalized, the decision remains in effect.

Because for the IRL, the essential principle consists”to work towards developing a set of criteria, based on specific elements, that fairly balances the individual’s right to play while ensuring the safety of all players”.

For now, the conditions are not met and the International Federation of Rugby League has taken a decision that could spread oil in the world of sport, other international federations such as FIFA are currently considering to similar measures.

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